A group of scientists took it upon themselves to check the DNA of all of the crops and animal life in Scotland’s Loch Ness and whereas they declare the research had nothing to do with Nessie (which, like, why even trouble then?), they do suppose this research has shed a bit of bit of sunshine onto the Loch Ness Monster’s true identification. That’s to say, they suppose it may simply be a silly eel.
The analysis group is from New Zealand and has analyzed the DNA of what they declare is each creature residing in what might be essentially the most infamous Loch on the market. They say they discovered no proof of any massive prehistoric animals and even any large fish or sharks.
What they did discover was loads of proof of European eels, in order that they theorize that individuals could have seen an eel and mistook it for a large sea monster.
So, are they massive eels?
“Well, our data doesn’t reveal their size, but the sheer quantity of the material says that we can’t discount the possibility that there may be giant eels in Loch Ness,” mentioned Professor Neil Gemmell, a geneticist from New Zealand’s College of Otago. “Therefore we can’t discount the possibility that what people see and believe is the Loch Ness Monster might be a giant eel.”
The Loch Ness Monster, after all, is up there on the Mount Rushmore of cryptids, together with Bigfoot and the Yeti. The primary reported sighting is definitely attributed to an Irish missionary named Saint Columba round 565 AD. Then within the 1930s, there was a rash of alleged sightings that included the now-infamous “Surgeon’s Photograph” from Colonel Robert Wilson — later confirmed to be a hoax.
However the legend of the creature endures, sparked by the occasional reported sighting and humankind’s pure fascination and love of the unknown.